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Alcofribas, the Master Magician (1903)

L'enchanteur Alcofribas (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | November 1903 (USA)
A prince is in need of a fiancee, so he visits a well-known sorcerer and asks for help. However, the prince does not exactly get what he bargained for.

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Georges Méliès
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A prince is in need of a fiancee, so he visits a well-known sorcerer and asks for help. However, the prince does not exactly get what he bargained for.

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Country:

France

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November 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alcofribas, the Master Magician See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Another Méliès trick film
4 May 2017 | by He_who_lurksSee all my reviews

This trick film by the french filmmaker Georges Méliès doesn't really feel like anything new, considering the filmmaker made many of these films, but it's pleasant enough while it lasts. The four-minute piece is about a prince who wants a beautiful girl to wed, so he seeks the aid of an wizard, (Alcofribas, played by Méliès himself no doubt) who conjures up several women but makes them all disappear--all to the befuddlement of the prince. The tricks are nothing new except one sequence when they superimposed a closeup of a woman's head onto the screen, which is both rare in the director's career somewhat and looked pretty good. The rest of the superimposing is rather sloppily done, but the sets are quite good, and there's more of a plot then usual. It's doesn't really stand out considering he made many similar shorts at the time, but is nevertheless very nice to watch.


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